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Taliban suicide attack on Afghan police station kills 11

Taliban suicide attack on Afghan police station kills 11

Mar 20, – Gunfire rattled through the streets and smoke billowed into the sky while Afghan troops fought Taliban militants on Thursday after an audacious assault against a police station that killed 10 officers and a university student in one of Afghanistan’s largest cities. All seven attackers are killed, but they made their point. Government […]

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Syrian rockets kill seven in Lebanese border town

Syrian rockets kill seven in Lebanese border town

Jan 17, – Rocket fire into the Lebanese border town of Arsal killed at least seven people and wounded 15 on Friday, Lebanon’s state news agency said, in one of several such salvoes to hit towns bordering war-torn Syria. At least 20 rockets launched from across the border struck Lebanese frontier areas, according to the […]

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Nina Davuluri is first Miss America of Indian descent

Nina Davuluri is first Miss America of Indian descent

Sep 16, – Miss New York, 24-year-old Nina Davuluri, became the First Miss America of Indian descent as the famous beauty pageant returned to Atlantic City, New Jersey, after a six-year stint in Las Vegas. Davuluri from Syracuse sashayed off with the tiara and the $50,000 scholarship cash as the nationally televised pageant was back […]

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Car bombs in Sinai hit Egyptian military

Car bombs in Sinai hit Egyptian military

Sep 11, – Twin car bomb explosions in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula have killed at least six soldiers, according to officials. The military has been intensifying its campaign in the restive region as it combats Islamist militants. The bombs detonated near military units in and around the border town of Rafah on Wednesday, the military said […]

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Moscow votes in pivotal mayoral race

Moscow votes in pivotal mayoral race

Sep 08, MOSCOW — Moscow is holding its first mayoral election in a decade. Although an incumbent backed by President Vladimir Putin is expected to win Sunday’s election handily, the candidacy of charismatic opposition leader Alexei Navalny is changing Russian politics in ways that could pose a risk for the Kremlin in the months and […]

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US Senate panel passes vote authorizing military intervention in Syria

US Senate panel passes vote authorizing military intervention in Syria

Sep 04, – A US Senate panel has authorized the use of military force in Syria by a vote of 10-7, with one senator voting present. The move paves the way for a full Senate vote next week. The US Senate Foreign Relations Committee voted in favor of President Barack Obama’s plan to launch military […]

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Syria refugees top 2 million, US argues for military strike

Syria refugees top 2 million, US argues for military strike

Sep 03, – The number of Syrians who have fled into neighboring countries has surpassed two million, according to the United Nations. The staggering figures come amid urgent calls from Western leaders to respond to the crisis. According to the latest figures released by the United Nations on Tuesday, the number of registered Syrian refugees […]

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Syrian opposition thinks US Congress will OK military strike

Syrian opposition thinks US Congress will OK military strike

Sep 01, – Syria’s main opposition bloc said on Sunday it was “disappointed” with US President Barack Obama’s decision to seek approval from Congress for action against the regime, but said it believed lawmakers would OK a strike. “We had a feeling of disappointment. We were expecting things to be quicker, that a strike would […]

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Emirati Man dies of Mers-Coronavirus in UAE: WHO

Emirati Man dies of Mers-Coronavirus in UAE: WHO

Aug 30, – Geneva/Abu Dhabi: An Emirati with a previously confirmed case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (Mers-CoV) has died, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said. The 82-year-old Emirati, who had been undergoing chemotherapy for the last two years, was the first death from Mers coronavirus confirmed in the UAE. The world health body’s report […]

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Budget-hit Spanish town charges for tomato festival

Budget-hit Spanish town charges for tomato festival

Aug 28, – Facing a squished budget, the town hosting Spain’s annual tomato-throwing festival, La Tomatina, on Wednesday is charging a fee for the first time. Some 20,000 people from across the world — mostly Australians, Japanese and Britons — will pack the eastern town of Bunol, many wearing goggles to protect their eyes from […]

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